Body solitary, globular to cylindrical to 15 cm long, 7-9 cm wide with 5-9 prominent ribs. Areoles woolly with 1 central spine to 5 mm and 3-8 radial spines, or almost spineless at maturity. Flowers yellow, 8 cm wide.
Source: (1997). Echinocereus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.